A better copy of the landmark Australian silent film also found here: http://www.archive.org/details/Sentimental_bloke The added royalty-free musical score is by Kevin MacLeod and is Creative Commons Attribution 3.0. If you reuse the film with the score please attribute using "Music: Kevin MacLeod" also please consider a small donation to Kevin MacLeod at his website - www.incompetech.com Topics: Australia, C.J. Dennis, The Sentimental Bloke, silent, Kevin MacLeod
The film is based on C.J. Dennis' 1915 Australian poem The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke. The film was produce by a South Australian company, The Southern Cross Feature film Co, and shot in New South Wales. Most of the exteriors were filmed in the Sydney suburb Woolloomooloo, Manley Beach, Bondi and The Royal Botanical Gardens, Sydney. Interiors were shot at Wonderland City in Bondi. The text on the inter-titles (designed by Lyell) was taken directly from Dennis' poem. Raymond Longford and... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Australia, C J Dennis
Full Title: Marvellous Melbourne - Queen City of the South An early documentary film about the City of Melbourne, then the interim capital city of Australia. Made in 1910. The director Charles Cozens Spencer was famous for his bushranger films: "Captain Starlight" (Robbery Under Arms), "Captain Midgnight - The Bush King", "The Life and Adventures of John Vane, The Notorious Australian Bushranger", "Dan Morgan, The Terror of the Australian Bush" (Mad Dog... Topics: Documentaries, Australia, Melbourne
Rare Trailer for the 1932 Australian comedy/musical film starring George Wallace. Produced by Efftee Studios, Melbourne the story was by George Wallace and C J Dennis (The Sentemental Bloke) and the film was directed by Frank Thring Snr. Topics: Trailers, Australia, Comedy, George Wallace, C J Dennis, F W Thring
An attempt to create a coherent narrative out of all surviving fragments of Australia's first feature length film. Sections from the final reel are heavily decomposed. Running at just over 20 minutes, this is possibly the longest available version. What the posters said: "A thrilling moving picture from start to finish" "The Most Sensational, The Most Thrilling and Interesting LIVING PICTURES EVER TAKEN." Written and Directed by Charles Tait 1868-1933 Released: December 1906... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Australia, Bushrangers, Ned Kelly, Silent Film, Early Features, Lost Films, Fragments
Original US theatrical Trailer for "The (Fighting) Rats of Tobruk" a classic Australian World War II film. Topics: Feature Films, Trailers, Film Marketing, Charles Chauvel, Grant Taylor, Peter Finch, George...
This 1920 silent film was made by Kenneth Brampton, who wrote, produced, directed and starred in it. The story concerns a real life bushranger (outlaw) named Captain Starlight, who became a national hero (like Ned Kelly). It is based on a classic Australian novel by Rolf Boldrewood (the pen name of Thomas Browne). This was the third film of the novel. The first, directed by Charles McMahon, was an early feature film made shortly after "The Story of the Kely Gang". The second was made... ( 1 reviews ) Topic: Bushrangers, Western, Australia, Kenneth Brampton
This is an episode from an early Australian documentary series produced by the Cinesound Movietone News Company in the late fifties. About 20 episodes were made covering the early 30s until the early 50s. In this episode, you will see The King, The Prime Minister, The Queen of Tonga, Aboriginals demonstrating boomerangs, Mexicans demonstrating precision knive throughing, A massive Boy Scout meeting, The winner of the Archibald prize, a man who lost both arms, some babies, German Sheperds,... ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Newreel, Nostalgia, Clip shows, Fat men riding hippos, Australia
Australian silent film from 1921 about the lives of the people in the horse racing world. DIRECTED AND PRODUCED BY John K Wells WRITTEN BY John Cosgrove and John K Wells CAST Agnes Vernon - Bobbie Morton (as Brownie Vernon) Robert MacKinnon - Richard Morton Jr John Cosgrove - Dennis O'Hara John Faulkner - Richard Morton Sr Tal Ordell - Phillip Droone Evelyn Johnson - Myra Fane Raymond Lawrence - Jeffrey Manners Gerald Harcourt - Toby Makin Tommy Denman - Dingo Kennaquhair - Alert Topics: Australia, Australian Cinema, silent, silent film, horses, racing, intrigue
Australian Silent film based on the Fatty Finn comic strips. This was the last silent film made in Australia. It was shot in the Sydney streets in 1927. The suburb where it is set is Wooloomoloo, which is an inner city suburb between the CBD and Potts Point. At the time this was film was made, it was a poor area. It is now an expensive, trendy suburb. The billy goat race had to be filmed in Queensland as the New South Wales government had banned such races a year before this film was made. The... Topics: Feature Films, Australia, Silent Film, Early Features, Kids, Children, Billy Goat Races, Comics,...
Some surviving fragments of the world's first feature length narrative film. Heavily decomposed What the posters said: "A thrilling moving picture from start to finish" "The Most Sensational, The Most Thrilling and Interesting LIVING PICTURES EVER TAKEN." Written and Directed by Charles Tait 1868-1933 Released: December 1906 (Australia) January 1908 (Britain) 1910 (USA) Special contents of this edition copyright 2009 Shane I Sullivan. Permission to use these items is granted... ( 7 reviews ) Topics: Australia, Bushrangers, Ned Kelly, Silent Film, Early Features, Lost Films, Fragments
This is the greatest of all Austrlian Silent films. Made just before the advent of synchronised sound, this film had a limited period of commercial viabilty before it dissapeared from sight. Based on the serialised novel by Marcus Clarke, this was the most expensive film produced in Australia at the time. It costed 50,000 pounds when the average Australian film was made for around 1000 pounds. The film stars George Fisher as Richard Devine/Rufus Dawes/John Rex and Eva Novak as Sylvia Vickers... ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Australia, Silent Film, Epic, Marcus Clarke, Convicts, Wrongly Convicted, Doubles, Scandal